Building Energy Codes Programs
NOTICE (12/01/2019): The Arkansas Energy Office is working to draft an updated state energy code. We are currently engaged in a public process to determine the new code, relying on stakeholder advocates to suggest amendments to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.
You can participate in the process by following EnergyCodeStakeholders—emaillist and checking back on this webpage for information. To recommend amendments to the 2018 International Energy Code, please download and submit the amendment form found below.
Arkansas currently uses the 2014 Arkansas Energy Code for commercial and residential construction, which is based on the International Energy Conservation Code-2009 and ASHRAE 90.1-2007. The Arkansas General Assembly authorized the Arkansas Energy Office to promulgate these regulations in Section 3(B)(2)(c) of Act 1981.
Residential Energy Resources
Home energy codes not only save money on an occupant’s utility bills, but also provide a safer, healthier, more comfortable indoor environment. Have you experienced excessive indoor humidity in the summertime? Mold problems or wood rot? Stale air and allergies? Uncomfortable temperature zones in parts of the house? Carbon Monoxide alarms sounding? Excessive radon levels?
Proper compliance with the Arkansas Energy Code, like all building codes, helps standardize quality construction and prevent health and safety issues.